Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

11-9021 Construction Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
207,580 1.0 % $43.73 $90,960 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.89 $30.67 $39.80 $52.69 $69.48
Annual Wage (2) $49,680 $63,790 $82,790 $109,600 $144,520


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 52,230 7.97 $44.42 $92,400
Building Equipment Contractors 29,100 1.75 $43.96 $91,440
Residential Building Construction 27,130 4.75 $41.09 $85,460
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,910 1.88 $42.37 $88,140
Utility System Construction 11,140 2.65 $43.93 $91,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 52,230 7.97 $44.42 $92,400
Residential Building Construction 27,130 4.75 $41.09 $85,460
Land Subdivision 1,860 4.50 $47.74 $99,300
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,000 3.99 $46.32 $96,340
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,350 2.75 $45.17 $93,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $67.08 $139,520
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $57.20 $118,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $56.50 $117,510
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.04 $55.73 $115,910
Oil and Gas Extraction 290 0.16 $55.73 $115,910


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 28,200 2.67 1.67 $37.92 $78,870
California 22,100 1.55 0.97 $50.82 $105,700
Florida 14,710 2.02 1.27 $43.02 $89,480
New York 11,970 1.40 0.88 $53.41 $111,090
Ohio 8,570 1.70 1.06 $37.93 $78,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 970 3.05 1.91 $55.52 $115,480
Texas 28,200 2.67 1.67 $37.92 $78,870
Maine 1,410 2.42 1.52 $36.47 $75,860
Oregon 3,530 2.19 1.38 $40.01 $83,210
Maryland 5,260 2.10 1.32 $46.51 $96,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,010 1.32 0.83 $59.63 $124,020
Rhode Island 490 1.07 0.67 $58.08 $120,810
Alaska 970 3.05 1.91 $55.52 $115,480
District of Columbia 880 1.35 0.85 $54.38 $113,110
New York 11,970 1.40 0.88 $53.41 $111,090





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,710 3.30 2.07 $38.92 $80,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,920 1.54 0.96 $58.56 $121,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,970 2.85 1.79 $38.95 $81,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.15 0.72 $50.53 $105,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,180 1.78 1.12 $53.41 $111,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,950 1.08 0.68 $45.66 $94,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,540 2.04 1.28 $47.00 $97,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,480 1.54 0.96 $42.45 $88,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,590 2.06 1.29 $45.37 $94,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.81 1.14 $51.10 $106,280